Upgrading and University Preparation

UFV’s Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) department helps students reach their education and career goals. We provide programs for adults of all ages and from various backgrounds, including those with special needs. Follow our step-by-step process to become a UUP student.

Apply now for the Adult Upgrading Grant for Fall 2017. 

View the complete listing of upgrading courses and their descriptions.

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The University of the Fraser Valley is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples. The Stó:lō have an intrinsic relationship with what they refer to as S’olh Temexw (Our Sacred Land); therefore, we express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in this territory.

Upgrading courses now tuition-free at UFV

As of September 1, all Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Studies (ELS) courses for domestic students are tuition-free. Ancillary fees still apply.

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When I couldn't help my son with his geometry homework, I knew it was time to go back to school. I contacted UUP, graduated a year later, and decided to embark on a nursing career.

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I dropped out of high school at 16, and returning to school seemed daunting. Upgrading at UFV gave me the confidence to succeed.

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